Player News - Flames

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The Calgary Flames have signed Derek Grant to a one-year/two-way contract.

Grant will receive $700,000 in the NHL and $250,000 in the AHL but is guaranteed $325,000 no matter what. Grant had 21 goals and 38 points in the AHL last with Binghamton in the Senators farm system.
Jul 1 - 2:44 PM

Michael Frolik has inked a five-year, $21.5 million contract with the Calgary Flames.

He generated 19 goals and 42 points with the Jets last season. Frolik can kill penalties and play up and down the lineup.
Jul 1 - 1:07 PM

Karri Ramo has signed a one-year, $3.8 million deal to stay in Calgary.

He would've been eligible for unrestricted free agency, but he'll remain with the Flames. Jonas Hiller has a year left on his contract and Joni Ortio has a one-way deal in 2015-16, so the team will face some tough decisions on who goes and who stays. Ramo had a 15-9-3 record with a .912 save percentage and a 2.60 goals-against average last season
Jul 1 - 11:11 AM

Although the acquisition and subsequent signing of Dougie Hamilton served as a temporary distraction, the focus in Calgary will now shift back to Mark Giordano's negotiations.

"Mark's our captain and our leader, and we're gonna work away at getting that done," Flames GM Brad Treliving said. "No update on the talks with Mark, other than it remains a priority for us to continue and work away at and get to a good conclusion." Giordano still has a season left on his contract, so his situation wasn't urgent. It will be interesting to see how Calgary handles its defensive situation though as it already has roughly $22 million committed to five blueliners in 2016-17 and that doesn't include Giordano. It's likely the Flames will have to make another move at some point.
Source: Calgary Sun
Jul 1 - 7:58 AM

Calgary announced new deals for their coaching staff.

The Flames have re-signed associate coach Jacques Cloutier and assistant coaches Martin Gelinas and Jamie Pringle to multi-year contracts. The group certainly played a role in Bob Hartley winning the Jack Adams Award, as coach of the year.
Jun 30 - 4:43 PM

Dougie Hamilton has agreed to a six-year contract with the Calgary Flames.

The new deal carries an annual average value of $5.75 million. In 72 games with the Boston Bruins last season, the 22-year-old defenseman registered 10 goals and 32 assists. Hamilton was acquired from the Bruins prior to the NHL Draft and he'll get a fresh start with a new organization next year.
Jun 30 - 2:22 PM

Michael Frolik may be a target of the Montreal Canadiens in free agency.

Frolik was acquired by Chicago in a trade from the Florida Panthers when Montreal GM Bergevin was working in the Blackhawks' front office. Frolik was part of the club's Stanley Cup championship team in 2013 and he plays a solid two-way game.
Jun 30 - 11:58 AM

Potential UFA Michael Frolik and the Winnipeg Jets aren't close to reaching an agreement on a new contract.

It's already been reported that Frolik traveled to Florida to meet with other clubs about a contract. The 27-year-old didn't put up huge offensive numbers last year (19 goals and 42 points), but his two-way play is strong and he will have several people lining up for his services. The door isn't completely closed on the Jets, but if he goes to market, it will be extremely tough for them to bring him back.
Jun 28 - 2:51 PM

Restricted free-agent Dougie Hamilton reportedly turned down a six-year, $33 million deal from the Boston Bruins.

Hamilton's camp reportedly asked the Bruins to increase their offer by $2 million more per season. Since Boston was tight against the cap, they opted to deal Hamilton to the Calgary Flames instead.
Jun 28 - 12:57 PM

Tyler Wotherspoon's chances to crack the Calgary Flames blueline will be tougher with the trade for his former teammate Dougie Hamilton.

The two were teammates for Canada at the 2013 U20 World Championships in Russia. "Dougie is a great teammate, first of all," Wotherspoon said. "And on the ice, he’s an incredible player. He’s really special to play with. He’s got a boom of a shot — one of the best one-timers I’ve seen. He can almost do everything you want him to do, and he’s going to put it all on the ice, and you can’t ask for much more. I’m just excited for him to be a part of our organization and to have him on our side." Wotherspoon played only one regular season game in 2014-15 after playing in 14 the previous season.
Source: Calgary Sun
Jun 28 - 7:05 AM

The Calgary Flames selected defenseman Oliver Kylington 60th overall in the 2015 NHL Draft.

This seems like a big fall for Kylington, who was ranked highly among European skaters. The Flames are loaded on defense at the NHL level for now, but it never hurts to continue stockpiling blueliners.
Jun 27 - 12:27 PM

Dougie Hamilton is thrilled to be a member of the Calgary Flames.

The Flames now have the best set of defensemen in the NHL as Hamilton joins Mark Giordano, T.J. Brodie and Dennis Wideman to make up an outstanding top four. "This is a good day for the Calgary Flames," coach Bob Hartley said via phone from the draft floor. "He can bring the full game. He’s a big body that uses his size well to keep the opponents on the outside. He has very good shot and has a great vision. He can make the first pass out of the zone, can support the attack and moves unbelievably well for a big-sized defenseman. Here’s another d-man that can log in any give game between 20 and 30 minutes, and he’s 22 years old. He’s gonna get better, gonna grow into our organization and is gonna mature with us, and he’s gonna be unbelievable. His style fits in with the style of play of the Calgary Flames like a glove. I talked to him this afternoon, and he’s pumped, and we’re so happy. We got bigger, faster and younger in the same deal." Nice move by the Flames.
Source: Calgary Sun
Jun 27 - 6:26 AM

Dougie Hamilton is reportedly seeking $5.5 million annually.

If that's true then that's great news for Calgary as it wouldn't have been shocking if Hamilton were demanding substantially more. Of course, we'll have to wait and see what the actual figures are, but it would be surprising if the Flames were unable to sign the restricted free agent after acquiring him from Boston.
Jun 26 - 4:01 PM

The Boston Bruins received the 15th, 45th, and 52nd picks in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft from Calgary in exchange for Dougie Hamilton.

It's hard not to see this as a huge win for the Flames. Even factoring in that this is a deep draft and Calgary will now have to give Hamilton a big payday as a restricted free agent, Hamilton is still just 22 years old and already a superb defenseman. He could be a cornerstone for the Flames for the better part of the next two decades, making a mid-first rounder and a pair of seconds an easy price to swallow for acquiring him.
Jun 26 - 3:38 PM

The Calgary Flames have acquired restricted free agent Dougie Hamilton from the Boston Bruins.

No word yet on what Boston's getting back, but this trade is obviously huge. Hamilton has emerged as a top-tier defender and he's only 22 years old. This is the type of player that would be untouchable on most teams, but the Bruins' challenging cap situation has forced them into making tough decisions. Calgary will have a top-tier defense with (assuming none of them are involved in the trade) Hamilton, Dennis Wideman, Kris Russell, and T.J. Brodie. They have Mark Giordano too of course and he's one of the best out there, but he'll be an unrestricted free agent next summer and is reportedly demanding a huge raise compared to his current $4.02 million annual cap hit. With that in mind, Calgary might see Hamilton's acquisition as a prelude to trading Giordano.
Jun 26 - 3:22 PM


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